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Offline eMann

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What is this molecule or is it even a thing?
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:11:59 AM »
I don't remember why/when I drew this, but could anyone tell me if it is something?  To me it kind of looks like a weird nitroglycerin molecule with an extra carbon and with nitrite instead of nitrate.


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Re: What is this molecule or is it even a thing?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 05:21:23 AM »
-NO2 could have been a nitrite (not always written as -ONO), but the drawing at right hand shows nitro groups.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrite paragraph "organic nitrites"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitro_compound

The drawn compound resembles some explosives but not the best known ones, which are more often nitrates or nitramines. Two double bonds make it approximately oxygen-balanced, but it can be sensitive to sunlight, ozone, NOx in the air.

Or has it completely different uses? A detector or scavenger for some gas? A precursor to a tetranitrobenzene?

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Re: What is this molecule or is it even a thing?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 05:52:39 AM »
1,2,3,4-tetranitrobutadiene - 1971
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